Nevada DMV Written Test Practice – License and Permit – 2021



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#1. If red lights are flashing at a railroad crossing, you should:

Do not cross when red lights are flashing, bells are sounding, or a gate is lowered.

By law, you must stop when:

  • A clearly visible electric or mechanical signal device gives warning of the immediate approach of a railroad train
  • A crossing gate is lowered or when a human flagman gives or continues to give a signal of the approach or passage of a railroad train
  • A railroad train approaching within approximately 1,500 feet of the highway crossing emits a signal audible from such distance and such railroad train, by reason of its speed or nearness to such crossing, is an immediate hazard.
  • An approaching railroad train is plainly visible and is in hazardous proximity to such crossing.

If there is a stop sign at the crossing, you must always stop and not proceed until it is safe.


#2. A sign with this shape means:

The pentagon (five-sided) shape warns you of school zones and marks school crossings.


#3. If you need to brake in a hurry, what determines how far your car will go before you can bring the car to a complete stop?

The process of stopping your car has three main components: perception, reaction, and braking. This is usually referred to as stopping distance. The first two components can be affected by human factors such as tiredness, alcohol, fatigue, and concentration levels. The last component depends on factors such as: tires, brakes, road, and weather conditions.


#4. The blood alcohol concentration (BAC) level at which it is illegal for any person under 21 years to drive is:

Under Nevada’s Illegal Per Se Law, if chemical tests show an alcohol concentration of .08 percent or more, or any detectable amount of a controlled substance, your driving privilege will be revoked. If you are under the age of 21 and a chemical test shows an alcohol concentration of .02 percent, but less than .08 percent, your driving privilege will be suspended. This is an administrative penalty, and the officer can take your license immediately.


#5. If you are involved in a collision you must:

What to do if you are involved in a crash:

  • Stop.
  • Get medical help for the injured.
  • Warn traffic.
  • Notify law enforcement.
  • Fender bender? Move to the shoulder.
  • Exchange your name, address, driver’s license number, registration and insurance information with other drivers involved.

#6. What does the two-second rule mean?

Leave plenty of space between you and the vehicle ahead. At any speed, you can use the two-second rule to see if you are far enough behind the car in front of you. The two-second rule applies to any speed in good weather and road conditions. If road or weather conditions are not good, double your following distance.

Read more about how to use this rule in your driver’s handbook.

Remember, the two-second rule does not mean that you are able to stop within two seconds.


#7. When can you cross yellow center lines to pass another vehicle?

Keep to the right of a yellow center line. You may cross the broken line when turning left, passing another vehicle or when the right half of the roadway is closed to traffic. You may only cross when it is safe to do so.


#8. A new Nevada resident, must get a Nevada driver's license within:

When you become a Nevada resident, you must secure a Nevada driver’s license within 30 days.


#9. You can park and leave your car:

You may not park your car on a sidewalk or on a crosswalk.


#10. Can you make a U-turn on a one-way street?

Never make a U-turn on a one-way street.


#11. A conviction of reckless driving will result in the following number of points on your driving record:

Eight points will be assessed for reckless driving.


#12. Which is true about the right of way at a 4-way stop?

At a 4-way stop, the driver reaching the intersection first gets to go first, after stopping completely. If in doubt, give the right-of-way to the driver on your right.


#13. When turning in the direction of a green arrow, you must:

A green arrow means you may go in the direction shown by the arrow, but you must yield to pedestrians, bicycles, and traffic already in the intersection. When a green turn arrow is showing, the turn is protected from other traffic.


#14. In general, large commercial vehicles:

Large commercial vehicles take more time and space to slow down or stop.


#15. Which lane should you use if traveling straight ahead?

These signals allow lanes to be used by traffic from different directions at different times. A down green arrow means drivers are allowed to drive the posted speed limit in the lane below the green arrow. A red X means drivers cannot drive in the lane under the red X. A yellow X with CAUTION means drivers can use the lane under the yellow X. There could be slow traffic or potential debris in the lane so drivers should exercise caution. A yellow X with MERGE means the lane is ending and the driver should prepare to safely merge into another open lane. Symbols can be used without word messages in other states.


#16. What is the basic speed limit in business and residential areas?

The basic speed limit in business and residential areas is 25 mph.


#17. You must use your headlights:

Legally, you must use your headlights from a half hour after sunset until a half hour before sunrise. Headlights are also required because of insufficient light and anytime persons or vehicles cannot be clearly seen at a distance of 1,000 feet.


#18. Which of these statements is true about child passengers?

All children must be secured in a child restraint system or a safety belt. Children under age 6 and those who weigh less than 60 pounds must be in an approved child restraint system (NRS 484B.157). Failure to restrain children under age 6 and those weighing less than 60 pounds may result in fines, community service and or the suspension of your driver’s license.


#19. When driving beside a motorcycle, you should:

Motorcycle operators have the right to use a complete traffic lane. Don’t pass a motorcycle in the same lane. The motorcycle needs space to react to other traffic.


#20. You approach a stopped school bus on your side of a divided highway. Red lights are flashing. In this situation, you must:

When the bus flashes red lights, you must stop until the children are safely across the street and the bus resumes motions or the red lights are no longer flashing.


#21. When brakes fail:

When brakes fail, do not panic. Try pumping the brake pedal. If the brakes still do not respond use the emergency parking brake and, if possible, shift to a lower gear.


#22. You approach this road sign. What must you do ahead?

Pedestrian Crossing Ahead. This sign tells you that you are near an area where a large number of pedestrians cross the street. Slow down and watch for people crossing the street on foot. Pedestrians in crosswalks must be given the right-of-way at all times.


#23. When you want to pass a bicyclist from behind, you must:

Try not to pass a bicyclist in the same lane. When passing a cyclist, you must move into the lane to the left if more than one lane for traffic in the same direction exists and doing so is reasonably safe. If an adjacent lane does not exist, pass to the left of the bicycle at a safe distance (which must be no less than three feet).


#24. When children are nearby, what should you do before you back out of a driveway or parking lot?

Walk around the vehicle before you get in. Check in front and behind the vehicle.


#25. Which of the following must you obey over the other two?

It is important to obey the orders of a police officer, firefighter, highway authority official or uniformed adult school crossing guard who is directing traffic or performing his or her official duties .

Also, obey special signs or instructions from workers (flaggers) in work zones.

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Nevada DMV Written Test

Quick facts about your DMV driver’s license and learner’s permit test in Nevada:

  Number of Questions:25
  Correct answers needed:20
  Passing score:80 percent
  Time limit:None
  Earliest retest upon failure:

500+ Nevada DMV Written Test Questions

This practice test for a Nevada Driver License or Learner’s Permit has 25 questions. Each set of questions is randomly drawn from a pool of more than 500 DMV questions. It gives you a lot of chances to check your knowledge and if you are ready for the real DMV examination or not.

After each question, there is a quick feedback that tells you your answer was correct or not. If you made a mistake, there is also brief explanation that explains the correct answer.

The test is specifically designed to help you pass the Nevada written DMV exam, which means that answers are not always applicable to other states.

Please note that this is not an official DMV home test. Nevada DMV does not offer knowledge testing from the comfort of your home and is not associated with Nevada Department of Motor Vehicles (NVDMV).

The Official NVDMV Written Test

The official knowledge test for a learner’s permit or Nevada Driver License has 25 questions about road rules, Nevada traffic laws, and safe driving. You need 20 correct answer to pass the test. That is passing score of 80%.

The test has less road sign questions than in other states. It focuses more on road rules and Nevada laws. All questions are based on the information in the Nevada Driver’s Handbook .

There is no time limit on the test, which means you should take your time and carefully read all questions and answer alternatives. When you see “All of the above” as the last choice, you must be aware that more than one alternative can be correct.

Expect the test to take about 10-15 minutes to complete.

You typically take the test on a computer with audio support. The test is available only in English and Spanish. If you aren’t fluent in any of these two languages, you can be allowed to use an interpreter, but remember that you may bring only an approved interpreter and you must pay for the interpreter yourself. If you have difficulties managing a computerized test, you may ask for an oral examination.

Should you fail the written test the first time, you may, at the discretion of the examiner, be allowed to take it again the same day. DMV charges an additional fee for every retest.

Is the Nevada Written DMV Test Hard?

The failure rate on the Nevada DMV test is approximately 40%. More than 1 out of 3 first-time test takers fail the exam.

This is more than in many other states, but with the right preparations you can pass the test.

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Drivers under 18 Years Must Complete a Driver Education Course

In general, you must complete a driver education course if you are under 18 years and apply for your first driver license. You may take courses offered by a public or private high school or a DMV-licensed professional drive school.

You can enroll when you turn 15 years, and you have three options:

  • Attend a classroom course and complete 50 hours of behind-the-wheel experience; or
  • Complete an online course and 50 hours of behind-the-wheel experience; or
  • Complete 100 hours of driving experience. This option applies only if a classroom course is not offered within a 30-mile radius of your residence and you do not have access to the internet.

The Nevada Driver’s Handbook will be provided when you start your driver education, but we recommend that you get a copy ahead of the course and familiarize yourself with the content. You can get a copy at any DMV office or download a PDF-version of the handbook online .

Nevada Driver License

Full License at 16 Years

To apply for a full Nevada Driver’s License, you must be at least 16 years old and you must have held a valid instruction permit for at least six months. During the six months before you apply, you cannot have any at-fault crashes, moving violation convictions, or alcohol/drug convictions of any kind.

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